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July 28, 2008 | Cyndia Zwahlen, Special to The Times
CK Arts Inc. has done a good job cementing its future to the increasing interest in Southern California's historic buildings by putting in place many of the basics needed to position the small business for growth, financial consultant Maryellen Galuchie says.
February 14, 2008
Re "They want this place to stay put," Feb. 8 We'd all love to keep historic buildings in their original locations; unfortunately, it is just not possible. Think of the Weddington House like your grandmother. Do you want her to die at home or live out her years well cared for in the Heritage Square Museum (and retirement community)? Rodney Kemerer Beverly Hills -- The Weddington House belongs in North Hollywood, as one of the last vestiges of the San Fernando Valley's early farming community.
January 16, 2008 | Evelyn Larrubia, Times Staff Writer
Ending perhaps its most contentious battle over a new campus, the Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $4 million to fund historic school conservation in exchange for the Los Angeles Conservancy dropping a lawsuit that sought to preserve the once-glitzy Cocoanut Grove nightclub at the former Ambassador Hotel. "We still continue to believe that it was feasible to save the hotel," said Linda Dishman, the conservancy's executive director.
January 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A woman whose historic Ontario home faces foreclosure was evicted after city officials said they caught her selling its period flooring, baseboards and other fixtures on the Internet. A Superior Court judge granted the city a warrant last week to vacate and secure the classic Mediterranean Revival home, locking out owner Kim Shewalter. "They changed the locks," said Shewalter, 46, who let her home go into foreclosure after her mortgage payments adjusted to $6,500 a month.
January 9, 2008 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
The landmark Sears, Roebuck & Co. building in East Los Angeles is back on the market after a final purchase agreement with popular boxer Oscar De La Hoya and his partners was not reached by year end, the owner said Tuesday. De La Hoya's team acknowledged plans last summer to acquire the 23-acre property on Olympic Boulevard for about $70 million and turn it into a housing and shopping complex.
December 25, 2007 | Joel Rubin
Fire gutted the Little Country Church at 1750 N. Argyle Ave. on Monday night. The blaze began shortly before 6:30 p.m. and caused the two-story, New England-style sanctuary to partially collapse before L.A. city firefighters extinguished the flames. The church was designated a city historic-cultural landmark in 1992. Religious ceremonies were halted there five years later because of a dwindling congregation.
November 23, 2007 | Michael Rubinkam, The Associated Press
History buffs practically salivate at the thought of being able to explore the massive ruins of Bethlehem Steel Corp., the industrial behemoth that armed hundreds of U.S. warships, provided the raw material for the Golden Gate Bridge and transformed the New York skyline.
September 17, 2007 | Martha Groves, Times Staff Writer
Proponents of "monument designation" for the building that houses Dutton's Brentwood Books plan to be out in force at a key meeting Tuesday. That's when a three-member Los Angeles City Council committee will decide whether to recommend to the full council that the Barry Building on San Vicente Boulevard become the city's latest historic-cultural monument. The designation would force the building's billionaire owner, Charles T.
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